Aequorin is a calcium-activated photoprotein isolated from the hydrozoan Aequorea victoria. This is the active ingredient that makes jellyfish glow green.
Prevagen is categorized under Branded Supplements.
It is also known as Prevagen, Apoaequorin, Quincy BioScience, Prevegen, pravagen, prevagan, prevegin, previgen, prevegen extra strength.
Also KnownPrevagen, Apoaequorin, Quincy BioScience, Prevegen, pravagen, prevagan, prevegin, previgen, prevegen extra strength
DescriptionAequorin is a calcium-activated photoprotein isolated from the hydrozoan Aequorea victoria. This is the active ingredient that makes jellyfish glow green.
The makers of Prevagen do not state any information on side effects and its safety. The ingredient is not extracted form jellyfish but grown in the lab. We have not been able to find any known interactions between drugs and Prevagen. Prevagen is non-toxic and may be used with calcium-modulating drugs.
Prevagen Review: What is Prevagen?
Prevagen has been seen advertised on TV for years now and is being reviewed by the FDA for its claims. It promises to improve your memory in as little as 3 months, this means improved recall speeds and accuracy. In practical terms this means you can remember names more easily and never forget why you have walked into the room you did effectively mitigating memory loss. Prevagen is manufactured in the U.S., the official website states the main purpose of Prevagen to: Provide a sharper mind, improve healthy functioning of the brain, better memory and clear thinking.
What's in Prevagen and does it work?
Unlike many other nootropic supplements which have their own proprietary matrix of ingredients that make up their "unique" supplement. Prevagen contains it's key ingredient known as apoaequorin protein. The exact volume of this element is not indicated on the label, but if history is of any guide, the amount is probably less than it should be. Apoaequorin is claimed in this case to improve cognitive function, especially in older adults (This probably explains the ads on CNBC).
Some clinical studies are referenced that include 218 adults who supplemented 10mg of apoaequorin daily and the results showed that it improved the ability to recall information. The mechanism of action is thought to improve calcium homeostasis. Generally it is known that calcium dysregulation leads to dementia and cognitive dysfunction, but not always. The key ingredient can help protect neurons from ischemic death and helps regulate intracellular levels of calcium. However the studies are not comprehensive and the exact dosage of the element is to be determined as all our biology is different.